IT & digital skills qualifications

Digital Skills Qualifications Online & In London

Do you want to develop your digital skills and gain a qualification? Then join: 

Essential Digital Skills for Work (level 1)

Award in Digital and IT Skills: word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases (level 2) 

Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ICDL Advanced)

We also have many non-accredited courses to help you prepare for these qualifications. 

These courses help you progress at work whether you are new to the office or an experienced administrator. You learn the most important Microsoft Office programs and how they are used in an administration and work environment. At the same time, you develop the most in-demand work skills such as problem-solving, analysing, decision-making, collaborating and seeing the bigger picture.

 

Join us and take your employability skills up to the next level.

Do I need a pre-course assessment?

For any qualification course you need to do a  you need to do a pre-course assessment. To start your online assessment, click on the ‘Start Assessment’ button on any of the courses below. 

Or contact us at universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423 to make an appointment for a face-to-face assessment for Mondays 12-2pm. We also have sessions at the following times:

 

04/09/2023    Mon    11am – 1pm
06/09/2023    Wed    5pm – 7pm
08/09/2023    Fri    11am – 5pm
11/09/2023    Mon    11am – 1pm
13/09/2023    Wed    5pm – 7pm

Free courses available

Our courses are FREE to most learners f you earn less than £23,157.50 a year, or you are on JSA/ESA (WRAG). 

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Getting ready for essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you have some digital skills but lack confidence to use them? Would you like to gain the most essential digital skills needed for today's workplace? If so, and you need to develop the foundational digital skills for today's job market, this is the course for you. The course will give you the confidence to use different digital devices and tools to collaborate and communicate efficiently with work colleagues, to create and edit documents and presentations, and make simple spreadsheets. You will learn about different types of digital communication as well as how to use online resources for finding and using information and completing transactions. You will learn the transferable digital skills you need to progress, participate and express yourself in the workplace and gain a qualification. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to be one of them.



    Please note: you MUST pass the first part of the course, attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  2. Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ICDL Advanced)
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Do you want to know you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access? Do you want a qualification to prove these skills? The Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) will give you exceptional proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, and will improve your productivity in using IT. You will gain all the skills you need to work at the highest level in an office environment. The Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £1200. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Universal Skills on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £1,200.00 Senior fee £1,200.00 Concession £1,200.00
  3. Preparing for Microsoft 365 qualification: Excel, PowerPoint and Word (level 2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to gain a qualification and develop the key digital skills needed in the modern workplace, but don't feel quite ready? This short course will prepare you for the level 2 Award in Digital Skills. You will focus on using Word, PowerPoint and Excel to produce attractive documents and presentations and analyse data. These skills will ensure you are equipped for most jobs including those requiring extensive administration as well as ready to achieve your level 2 qualification.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  4. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you have some digital skills but lack confidence to use them? Would you like to gain the most essential digital skills needed for today's workplace? If so, and you need to develop the foundational digital skills for today's job market, this is the course for you. The course will give you the confidence to use different digital devices and tools to collaborate and communicate efficiently with work colleagues, to create and edit documents and presentations, and make simple spreadsheets. You will learn about different types of digital communication as well as how to use online resources for finding and using information and completing transactions. You will learn the transferable digital skills you need to progress, participate and express yourself in the workplace and gain a qualification. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to be one of them.



    Please note: you MUST pass the first part of the course, attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name.



    This course is free for learners who have digital skills assessed as below level 1. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  5. Get qualified in Microsoft 365: Excel, PowerPoint and Word (level 2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to gain a qualification and develop the most essential general digital skills needed in the modern workplace? On this course, you will develop key word-processing, presentation and data analysis skills so you are equipped for most jobs particularly those requiring extensive administration. You will work on a range of word-processing skills so you can create well-presented and informative documents. You will develop your skills on PowerPoint so you can create well-pitched, effective presentations for a variety of audiences. And you will improve your data manipulation and handling skills by practising key advanced features on Excel including use of formulae and pivot tables as well as learning the basic principles of the Access database. You will achieve a Level 2 qualification by completing units in word-processing and presentation skills.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
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